HALLANDALE BEACH, FL– The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved again Sunday at Gulfstream Park as the carryover jackpot drew closer to the popular multi-race wager’s record level.
Multiple ticket holders with the 8-1-3-1-4-5 combination, which paid $1,454.70, leaving a carryover jackpot of $2,790,324.87 for Wednesday’s 10-race program that will feature the 2014 debut of Derby prospect Honor Code in the eighth race. The record Rainbow 6 jackpot payoff of $3,591,245.44 was taken down on Feb. 22, 2013 by a New Jersey bettor, who bought the unique winning ticket with a $3,118.50 investment.
The Rainbow 6 jackpot can only be taken down if there is only one ticket with all of the winners in the six-race sequence.
Wagering on the Rainbow 6 totaled $537,912 Sunday.
The highest 20-cent Rainbow 6 Jackpot payoff during the current meeting was $301,933 on Jan. 4. Two days later, on Jan. 6, the popular multi-race wager was solved again for a payoff of $30,670.26 and the jackpot has been building ever since.
The Rainbow 6 has undergone two changes for the current Champions Meet. The base wager was raised from 10 cents to 20 cents in order to accommodate bettors in Canada who had previously been unable to wager at the former minimum, thus were ineligible to win the jackpot. Also, on days when there is no jackpot winner, 70 percent of the daily betting pool is returned to those ticketholders with the most winners, while 30 percent is added to the carryover pool. The split had previously been 60-40.
Courtney Ryan Continues Winning Ways Courtney Ryan was claimed by trainer Tamara Levy for IAB Stables on July 21, 2012 and the daughter of With Distinction is still paying dividends. The 5-year-old mare captured her third race of Gulfstream’s Champions Meet and fourth straight 2014 win overall Sunday afternoon, capturing the first race by 4 ½ lengths as the 3-5 favorite.
The triumph was the 11th for Courtney Ryan since joining Levy’s stable, as well as the eighth from her last 11 starts.
WHO'S HOT: Leading jockey Javier Castellano scored a triple with My Cousin Fay ($4) in the third, My Miss Sophia ($3) in the ninth race and Riverboat Queen ($5.80) in the 10th. Jockey Joel Rosario, who guided Sahara Sky to a last-to-first victory in the San Carlos (G2) at Santa Anita Saturday, returned to Gulfstream Sunday to score a double with Big John B ($13.60) in the second race and Rose Brier ($7.80) in the fifth.
Rainbow 6 Carryover: $2,790,324.87